• Pixel art
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    The Stunning Pixel Art from Pappas Pärlor

    Johan Karlgren is a Swedish urban artist better known as Pappas Pärlor, who has gained a name with his exhibitions in the public, from which he takes advantage of the scenarios to place his pixel art. What he does is to place plastic figures on streets, parks, roads and other public spaces to recreate scenes of cartoons, video games and other 2D creatures and integrating them into urban environments. His creations are fun to watch as each piece is created to interact with its surroundings making them stand out. Well, that part is clearly visible when you look at a few of his creations! “A creation can take me 15…

  • Murmuration
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    ‘Murmuration’: A magical installation composed of 10,000 porcelain birds

    Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou (China) and trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy; since then he has worked in multiple media within the art, such as drawing, installation, video and performance. From all of this comes “Murmuration“. Based on Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues as a conceptual basis, his work respond to culture and history and establish an exchange between viewers and the wider universe that surrounds them; its explosion of art and installations are impregnated with a force that transcends the two-dimensional plane to engage with society and nature. Cai’s work has been awarded and recognized with awards such as the Golden…

  • Rainbow Grandpa
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    In Taiwan, a 97 years old man saves his village by painting it

    There are stories that are truly inspiring, that make us want everything, that make us believe that with good will and good faith a better world and any dream can be achieved. A lesson from Huang Yung-fu, better known as Rainbow Grandpa. The experience is a degree and although many think that when one reaches the third age everything is already done, that there is no desire to continue fighting, it is wrong; examples such as Rainbow Grandpa and his Rainbow Village shows us that our gray existence can be filled with life and color. Imagine that at the age of 86, the Government of your country tries to take…

  • murals
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    Old Family Photos as Murals by Mohamed L’Ghacham

    One manifestation of urban art I love the most is, without a doubt, murals art because it breaks with the aesthetics of the environment, embellishes the gray cosmopolitan landscape and, in many cases, plays with timelessness. The murals, which turn the spaces offered by the cities into canvases, can be a contrast of immeasurable beauty if they have an air of classic or retro art. The murals painted by Mohamed L’Ghacham are windows to an immediate past in a present that passes at the speed of light. The paintings of this Moroccan, and Catalan of adoption, are full of characters from decades that have passed recently and in which we…

  • Animals
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    A German Circus replaces Captive Animals by Holograms

    The use of animals in circus, a sad spectacle for young and old alike, is well on the way to becoming history. The German circus Roncalli has invested a whopping 500,000 euros to adapt his show to the holographic technique and, thus, never make use of animals. The result is to offer an experience with fauna, but without harming any living being. The use of animals in circus shows has become a controversial issue because of their well being, health and safety. Surely many of us will have seen starving tigers leaping through hoops or unhealthy elephants standing on their legs. However, before most European countries began to legislate in…

  • My Dog Sighs
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    After being rejected, My Dog Sighs leaves art to be found

    My Dog Sighs is a talented urban artist from England who created his first drawing when he was seven years old. Since then, everyone knew him as a child who drew well, and that was enough to set him on the path to becoming an artist. My Dog Sighs left his job in elementary school where he worked as a teacher, decided to become a professional and began painting everything he thought the galleries would like. However, the reality was not that easy: after visiting all the galleries within a radius of 200 miles and receiving a “no” from each of them, he lost hope for some time. Until one…

  • Climate change
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    White light to show the consequences of climate change

    In most cases, we are not aware of certain truths until they are shown in a graphic and direct way. One of those truths is the climate change. It is necessary, therefore, to pull imagination and inventiveness to shed light, in a liethic way in this case, on frightening problems that are going to be future realities. The line that separates the lies that we do not want to recognize, and the truths that begin to show their terrifying consequences, is very fine and shines with LED lights. Within the framework of the Outer Hebrides Islands of the west coast of Scotland, two artists have created luminous facilities that border…

  • Reservoir
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    Reservoir: A Dazzling Rainwater Collecting Installation

    Situated in a clearing within an Italian forest, the installation from John Grade, Reservoir, appears like a chandelier glistening among the pine trees. Reservoir is featured in the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Borgo Valsugana and is made up of five thousand clear droplets each of which is delicately attached to translucent nets, supported by tree trunks. On designing Reservoir, John Grade studied the Park’s ecosystem, carefully planning the installation in harmony with the surrounding landscape. “I became most interested in the way rain falls through this grove of trees, the canopy delaying the droplet’s journey to the ground as well as how quiet and sheltered the forest was during…

  • Mural
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    Dutch artists paint mural bookcase on an apartment building

    There are still those who think that painting a mural on building walls is an act of vandalism when, it may be, just the opposite, a way to educate and brighten the lives of all the residents of a city. The murals are part of the whole world of street art and the urban interventions that fascinate me; they embellish the gray urban landscape and create impressive optical effects. The art of the Dutch artist Jan Is De Man has a clear objective, that of creating community and interconnecting the people who live in small urban centers. With his creations he tries to capture fantasies with which everyone can identify;…

  • Maarten Baas
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    Maarten Baas and his human clocks

    The Dutch artist Maarten Baas produces works that stand at a crossroads between visual art, performance and design, creating manual clocks that are erased and redrawn from time to time. In pieces such as Grandfather Clock and Schiphol Clock, Baas enters to the structure of temporary devices, functioning as the human mechanism of his works. In other pieces of his series Real Time is helped by another artist to create 12-hour movies, like a trash line swept perpetually that doubles as the hands of a clock. Maarten Baas began his time-based series in 2009, at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy, and is currently exhibiting a piece in the…